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September 22-25, 2016 in Brookings


2016 One Book South Dakota

Apply for a One Book SD reading group package

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Blog

  1. “That one photo is not indicative of a lot of my work,” photojournalist Robert Cohen said. “I’m not a war photographer. I’m a community journalist.” But that one photo – Edward Crawford wearing an American flag shirt, holding his bag of St. Louis’ Red Hot Riplets, throwing a flaming tear gas canister back at police – has become the iconic image of protests that gripped suburban Ferguson, Mo., for several months in 2014. Continue Reading

  2. A recent SDHC grantee’s project harnesses the power of paintings, poetry and film to tell an emotional human story. Christine Stewart-Nuñez and the South Dakota Art Museum earned a $1,000 grant for the short film adaptation titled “Gladiolus.” Continue Reading

  3. The first Veterans Writing Prize presented by the South Dakota Humanities Council will highlight the writings of South Dakota veterans and service members. A $1,000 cash prize is offered to the winning author. Continue Reading

  4. we confidently pull from the top during the centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize to find some of the best work in fiction, history, biography, international reporting, criticism and poetry from the last 35 years. Continue Reading

Programs & Events

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Aug
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
29
Aug
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
29
Aug
7:00 pm | Watertown Regional Library
30
Aug
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
31
Aug
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
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Sep
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
1
Sep
7:00 pm | SD State Historical Society
2
Sep
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum
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Sep
8:00 am | South Dakota Art Museum

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein.
- Zora Neale Hurston